Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Smile!
Graphics & Myspace layouts




Today I had a followup visit with my oncologist since my hospitalization. My blood work looked great. Everything is back on track. We discussed in detail what happened and how,hopefully, to prevent another huge setback like what occurred. I am going to be on another extra week of antibiotics right now for precaution and my next treatment is tentatively planned for the day after Thanksgiving (I won't be out shopping anyways.....hate that day after crap!). I will have to give myself a Neupogen shot for 7 days after chemo to stimulate my bone marrow to generate white blood cells. He is pretty positive if my blood cells dropped the first time, it will happen again. The Neupogen shots will help prevent my white blood cells from bottoming out again. He then suggested possibly another week of antibiotics to be super safe. He is going to do everything possible to keep me out of the hospital the second time around. For now, I have a few weeks of getting back to "normal." I also gained 30 pounds in the hospital due to fluid retention and all the fluids they were pumping into me. As of today, I am back to prehospital weight. (why can't normal weight come off that easy when you want it to??? LOL) I left the hospital today feeling even just a little bit lighter.

3 comments:

Kim said...

Gail
It seems that I keep repeating myself, but thank you so much for keeping up this blog. I have to know how you are doing and it is so wonderful to be able to just click on my favorites button and check in on you whenever I want. I can't wait to see you in your new hair! Gaining all that water weight must have been quite uncomfortable on top of all the other things that were not so good feeling that you have to deal with.
You continue to amaze me in your upbeat attitude and outlook!
Love you
Kim

Rick Schim said...

Enough of that hospital stuff!!! We prayed you Tuesday night at dinner. Sorry to hear about your hair even though we knew it was going to happen. But like I said with a wig no one will really know because in our society no one really pays that close attention to stuff like that. Heck how many times do women change their hair and their husbands don't even notice. I am sure John won't even notice that you lost a little hair!!
Love you
Rick

Jane said...

Hi Gail,
So glad to hear you had a better week and received some good news on your blood count. I can't imagine what it must feel like to gain 30 lbs., and then lose 30 lbs!

Congrats to Natalie. We too are very excited as Morgan qualified in some ind. events this year for the first time. Hope we see you there.

Love,
jane